Identifying Administrative Privileges Across IT Resources Accounts with administrative and elevated privileges are necessary for both business and IT functions, but also represent a significant risk to your organization. Privileged credentials in the hands of the wrong user or an attacker can lead to a variety of undesirable outcomes, including data breaches, infrastructure outages, and […]
If you’re storing data in Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) buckets, it’s highly likely you’ve taken a look at Amazon Macie. If you’re new to the AWS ecosystem, Macie is a tool Amazon built to help S3 users discover, classify, and protect the sensitive data they store in their S3 instances. On a positive note, […]
StealthAUDIT 9.0 – Something for Everyone If you know StealthAUDIT, you know it’s one of the most versatile technologies around for addressing a broad range of data collection and analysis, reporting, and governance needs. StealthAUDIT appeals to the requirements of multiple audiences within an organization, simultaneously facilitating successful outcomes for security, compliance, and operationally focused teams. While its usefulness to so many is one of […]
When we released StealthDEFEND 2.0 earlier this year, we knew we were breaking new ground in the Active Directory security space. We had delivered a solution purpose-built to detect the most advanced attacks against Active Directory in real-time, drastically reducing time to detection while increasing the ability for organizations to respond to these attacks quickly and efficiently. The response (pun intended) has been tremendous. In version 2.1, we’re taking StealthDEFEND to another level with a plethora of usability […]
Data Classification Definition Data Classification is the process of categorizing datasets (e.g. files, databases, etc.) into logical groupings that makes what’s inside the data instantly understandable and contextual on the surface. In other words, it’s labeling. As a practical example, instead of having to open a file to examine its content and determine there’s sensitive […]
Two Trends and Themes Worth Thinking About Why do we all get so excited about the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) every year? For me, it’s not just the subject matter. It’s mostly the snarky tone and the pop-culture references. Call it what you will, but the injection of humor into an otherwise serious […]
Active Directory has always been at the center of it all, but with the advent of highly powerful, incredibly clever tools like Mimikatz, BloodHound, CrackMapExec, and the like, Active Directory has now become the center of attention. Since 2005, STEALTHbits has been providing organizations of all sizes the best products and tools available to understand, […]
Of the many enhancements we packed into this upcoming release of StealthAUDIT (version 8.2), extending our Sensitive Data Discovery capabilities and platform support for performing Data Classification remained high on our list of priorities. Coupled with 51 new GDPR-specific pattern definitions spanning all 28 EU countries and others as well (oh, and we don’t charge […]
Part 6: Governing Data Access to Meet Security, Compliance and Operational Standards In this 6th and final post of our “Moving from Checkbox Compliance to True Data Security” blog series, we’re going to see how all the work we’ve done in discovering where our data lives, collecting and analyzing relevant information about our data, monitoring […]
User access and permissions to data are excessive – especially within network file share infrastructure – due in large part to the highly complex and/or error-prone processes administrators have been forced to navigate over the years. Adding insult to injury, the location of sensitive data within shared file systems is largely unknown in most organizations, […]
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